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Thursday, March 7, 2019

WJA Seattle | The Canadian Diamond Story

Start Date: 3/7/2019 6:30 PM PST
End Date: 3/7/2019 9:00 PM PST

Venue Name: Seattle Pacific University - Otto Miller Hall

3469 3rd Ave W
Seattle, WA  United States  98119

Organization Name: WJA Seattle

Gina Hawkins
Phone: 360-481-3544


oin us on March 7th as we present Jon Phillips of Corona Jewelry Company presenting on Canadian Diamonds!  Topics include sustainability, synthetic melee, diamond tracking or blockchain, what's hot and what's not  in the diamond world market.  
6:30 p.m. Networking
7:00 Speaker begins

Members: $25
Non-Members: $40

Jon has been in the jewellery business for over 35 years and worked in all of its “facets”. He is currently the Divisional Manager for Canadian Diamonds at Corona Jewellery Company Ltd. in Toronto, Canada. Part of Jon’s responsibilities includes managing the rough to polish systems for Canadian Diamonds including purchasing of the rough directly from mining companies to working with diamond polishing factories to produce the final product.

Jon is also the lead instructor for Corona and travels worldwide to promote Canadian diamonds and gold. He is Corona’s first contact for anti-money laundering (AML) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) compliances.

He has worked for BHP Billiton Diamonds as a Marketing Manager in both Vancouver and Antwerp and as a service Manager for Birks in Vancouver. He is a part time instructor at Vancouver Community College in the Jewellery Art and Design program. Jon and his wife Carol ran their own custom jewellery business in Vancouver for fifteen years which is where Jon obtained his training as a journeyman goldsmith.

Jon is a Certified Gemologist (CG) from the American Gem Society (AGS) and a Graduate Gemologist (GG) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Jon also currently sits as the chairman of the Accreditation and Certification committee of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and is a past member of the Standards Committee. Jon is a past vice-president of the diamond commission for CIBJO and currently sits on the board of Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct Committee (CDCC) and is on several committees for the Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA).


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Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/7/2019 9:00 PM

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